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stevens announced a special memorial service for the u.s. ambassador killed in libya last month. it will take place at san francisco's city hall on october 16th. the family has invited a list of dignitaries, including former secretary of state george shultz and senator dianne feinstein. stevens went to piedmont high school and on to uc berkeley for college and uc hastings in san francisco for law school. the public is also invited to the service. but the city hall rotunda only holds about 700 people. stevens was 52 years old. >>> the san francisco bay is once again filled with the best sailors in the world as the america's cup series is back. that's where we find nbc bay area's laurence scott who is once again an honorary skipper. >> we are on the bay with team korea, victorious today in the america's cup series match racing qualifiers. the youngest skipper by far in the world series competitions here on the bay this weekend. tell me something. what a thrill, not just competing in your first race, but winning your first race. how did it go? >> it's pretty awesome. we managed to
truthful about the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others who died in libya. steve handelsman is in the battleground state of ohio with more. >> reporter: the election could hinge on hamilton county, ohio. cincinnati chili stays the local lunch favorite. but cincinnati voters swing between parties. barack obama won here in '08, but republicans tracy winkler and tony rosiello are relieved today. >> last night's debate is not going to hurt news this county. >> congressman ryan really held his own. >> i will vote for obama, period. >> reporter: last night helped? >> just convinced it. >> reporter: paul ryan was up beat this morning. >> i feel great. >> reporter: in daniel last night, ryan drank a lot of water, but didn't sound nervous. >> job growth in september was slower than it was in august. >> reporter: joe biden smiled a lot. some say condescendingly. >> 5.2 million new jobs, private sector jobs. >> reporter: he denied team obama covered up an al qaeda attack in libya. >> they first blamed the youtube video. >> the intelligence community told us that. as they lea
this country for four years. >> reporter: one issue is sure to be libya. four u.s. dead. the white house for days denying a terrorist attack. >> something terrible happened, and we have to find out what it was. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton saying blame her, not the president. and much of tonight's focus will be on the economy. roughly 80 uncommitted voters will make up the town hall and ask questions screened and selected by moderator candy crowley of cnn, who can ask follow-ups. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at hofstra university, hempstead, new york. >> thank you so much, steve. and you can watch the debate live from hofstra university right here on nbc bay area. coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. and coming up in a few minutes, our political analyst larry gerston will break down what to watch for in tonight's debate. >>> the recent terrorist attack in libya is of special significance here in the bay area. as we speak, thousands of people are coming together to remember the life of bay area native chris stevens. he was the ambassador who was killed in that attack. we have been st
returned the child to his family while they booked ramirez for petty theft. i spoke with a u.s. postal inspector in richmond. he tells me his office is looking into this case to see if the suspect broke any federal laws. we're live in south san jose, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> that is unbelievable. thank you very much, damian. >>> well, it is the first big storm of the season. change in the weather bringing rain, wind, and snow. and now even a report of a possible tornado north of sacramento. let's get right to chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. there are two more storms coming our way. lots of raincoats out there today, jeff. >> much needed activity here across the bay area. it's been months since we've seen anything close to this here across california. and it was wild here throughout the morning commute. you can see some of that rain that slammed us here across the bay area. what we found some of the heaviest rainfall up into the north bay with santa rosa over 1 inch. and anywhere from san francisco southward into parts of the east bay, about a quarter to a half inch. in
to open the first repair in cafe in the u.s.en our backyard. >> we all have garages full of stuff. attics full of stuff. basements full of stuff. i just thought of it was a, a great opportunity for us to -- fix things and keep them alive rather than throw them out. >> reporter: means fewer products ending up in the garbage can and in our landfills. the engineer, long-time fix-it guy says not only does mending save money it may not be as difficult as you think. >> very often what you find is that -- something that's not working, just quite right, mechanical device just need to be taken apart, cleaned up and put back together again. >> when it comes to repairs, some people just need a kick start. >> a lot of the time they don't know where to begin. and if you just give them the nudge, they will be right along and going. >> casey hornback will be here to help, hopping on his beak to retrieve tools from the ace hardware down the street. the hope is by showing people huh to make repairs, the next time something breaks, they'll try fixing it themselves. whether your project requires sewing or a
doping. this all comes after the u.s. anti-doping agency released a report last week highlighting accusations of illegal steroid use by armstrong, which will love likely cost him seven toured titles. armstrong denies the allegations. he will remain a board member at his foundation. >>> the fate of the historic radar tower south of san jose will be decided tonight. a government agency that owns the former air force tower will try to figure out if it can leave it standing for five years while money can be raised to save it from demolition. the agency's director says at one point they thought the tower had to go, but now because of public input, they need to think about it more. tonight's public hear willing be at 7:00 at the historic del monte building on murphy avenue in sunnyvale. >>> we've seen just about everything in the past few weeks around here -- blue angels, america's cup, giants play-offs and 49ers. how about we add the dew action tour on the steps of city hall. san francisco's civic center, the whole plaza is transforming to accommodate the dew tour as in mountain dew. t
million. u.s. regulators say three subsidiaries of the company broke consumer protection laws. so american express must refund approximately 250,000 customers. they misrepresented perks customers would receive if they applied for a credit card. also, the company charged certain consumers higher late fees than are legally allowed. american express is responsible for notifying customers who will be getting reimbursed. they are expected to send the refunds by march of next year. >>> we spotted some big, really big visitors to the bay area today. we'll show you next. >>> take a look. you see it down below. a pair of frolicking humpback whales are the only thing that could make the legendary golden gate bridge even more scenic. our nbc chopper spotted the pair today hanging out near the surface and spouting off. it's a good week to be in the city, oracle world, fleet week, america's cup, a lot going on here. the whales swam around for about a half an hour, got a good look at the skyline and headed back out to sea to resume their migration. >> i need to do what they're doing, cool off in the oce
will employee 500 people, and it has plans to open dozens more in the u.s. >>> the doors to the new and improved san jose civic auditorium opened today, and city leaders are hoping the $15 million in renovations will attract new crowds to downtown. >> two, three! >> the new upgrades include a $1 million sound and hd video system, plus, saddle leather seating, and four times the number of rest rooms. actor/comedian george lopez is performing at the civic auditorium tomorrow, and he was supposed to speak at the ribbon cutting ceremony today, but organizers said his flight from southern california was delayed. >> hopefully you'll back. when is george lopez on tomorrow night? already sold out. >> it is. >> but scalpers, you can probably buy some tickets. so welcome. thank you all for coming. congratulations to our team that put this together. >> mayor chuck reed said the project was funded mostly by redevelopment dollars. since 1936, the san jose civic has hosted legends from frank sinatra to the rolling stones and bob dylan. >>> the oakland a's have shocked the rangers and the baseball world, and t
guidelines. but we are alone in the u.s. >> california is really an island in the gasoline market. >> reporter: uc berkeley's energy expert severin borenstein says california's cast costs 15 to 20 cents more per gallon, made worse when one of the refineries making california's gas shuts down. several are not at full capacity, including chevron partially shut down because of the fire. >> the politicians are trying to figure out what can they do or who can they claim. often they blame the refineries. >> reporter: dianne feinstein is asking federal regulators to see if there was an illegal short squeeze. price spikes turn out years later to have been the result of malicious and manipulative trading affect. cawing on the ftc to react immediately and aggressively to protect california's consumers. borenstein says it's hard to prove but possible because there are only a few companies that produce the california clean blend. she says chevron as a hold of more than 20% of the market. >> those companies are in a position where if they change their output, it does move the price. the real q
. today he got it. the u.s. anti-doping agency released more than one thousand pages of sworn testimony from 26 people, including 15 cyclists. 11 of those cyclists were his former teammates. the agency's chief executive says the evidence shows beyond any doubt that armstrong's team ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen. armstrong's attorney dismissed the evidence by saying some of the witnesses named are, quote, serial perjurers. and we'll be right back. >>> coming up next on "nightly news," secretary of state hillary clinton is citing the heroism of a teenaged pakistani girl who was shot for speaking out against the taliban. her story has sparked outrage around the world. >>> the supreme court prepares to rule on whether colleges can use race to influence admission recommendations. >>> and we have crazy weather. >> that's right. we're tracking thunderstorms in the south bay. we'll have full details coming up at 6:00 as well. >> looking forward to that. we hope to see you then. bye-bye. have you heard of the new dialing proce
to count america's guy population based on stoods. the survey estimates just over 3% of adults in the u.s. identify themselves as guy, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. young americans ages 18 to 29 are three times more likely than those over age of 65 to identify as lgbt. there was a slight gender difference. 3.6% of women identify themselves as lgbt compared to 3.3% of men. >>> in health matters tonight, a half million bottles of sunscreen are being recalled because of a fire risk. the makers of banana boat announced the massive recall of its spray-on lotion today after reports of at least five people suffering burns after using the product. the recall is for 23 varieties, including aerosol products like ultra mist sport, ultra defense and kids. the problem appears to be with the spray valve. it takes longer to dry, which means there is the potential for a product to ignite if a person goes near a blame. >>> detecting breast cancer with a bra? it could soon be that easy. this, quote, smart bra is called a first warning system. it conn tains heat sensors that detect microscopic differenc
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